STOCKBRIDGE, Mass., April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Country Curtains® has announced the appointment of Celia Clancy as President and CEO. A seasoned senior executive with extensive experience in the fashion retail, merchant management and e-commerce arenas, Ms. Clancy takes the helm of the highly regarded catalog, e-commerce site and brick & mortar store retailer during Country Curtain's 60th anniversary year. "Celia's energetic and collaborative vision and leadership style is just right for us. She is a force that we are so pleased to be reckoning with," said Nancy Fitzpatrick, Chairman of the Board for Country Curtains.
Ms. Clancy joined the Country Curtains Board of Directors, Finance Committee and Compensation Committee in 2015 after a distinguished leadership career in the retail sector. Ms. Clancy most recently served as CEO of Joyce Leslie, Inc., she is also Founder and CEO of MCC Retail Consultants, LLC, which launched in 2014. From 2011 to 2013, she served as CEO and President at Ashley Stewart, Inc. and from 2007 to 2011, Ms. Clancy was President at AJ Wright, a division of The TJX Companies, Inc.
Ms. Clancy was a Senior Operations Consultant at Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. Her extensive experience in retail also includes tenure at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. where she held positions as Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager for womenswear; Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager and Vice President Brand Strategy. Ms. Clancy was with Bradlees, Inc. for 15 years where she held positions in fashion merchandising and was named Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager. Ms. Clancy attended Boston College Carroll School of Management and earned her B.A. from Wellesley College.
"I am excited for the opportunity to lead this beloved family and employee-owned brand, rich in American heritage, quality craftsmanship and family values. I look forward to sharing my expertise and experience as we refresh and reintroduce this great brand to a whole new generation of customers, providing the superior customer service and quality that our customers have grown accustomed to," said Ms. Clancy.
About Country Curtains
Founded in 1956, Country Curtains is the first mail order curtain company in the U.S. The company has been headquartered in Stockbridge, MA since 1958. 2016 marks Country Curtain's 60-year anniversary.
Started by the late Senator John "Jack" H. Fitzpatrick and his wife, Jane (Pratt) Fitzpatrick at their dining table in Whitman, MA, Country Curtains found commercial success offering their signature curtains, including the original ruffle and ball fringe styles which remain bestsellers for the company today. Country Curtains places emphasis on fabrics sourced from around the world and locally handmade window treatments.
Today, Country Curtains offers an extensive catalog nationwide, as well as a robust e-commerce site and 22 retail locations. In 2015, Country Curtains introduced Prospect + Vine, an e-commerce destination for designer inspired home interiors and furnishings.
For more information visit www.countrycurtains.com.
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